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New Treatment Makes Cancer Cells Glow

A new substance that makes cancer cells glow could make cancer surgeries much more effective, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Chemistry of Materials, researchers at Oregon State University say silicon naphthalocyanine makes cancer cells glow in near-infrared light and “creates heat and reactive oxygen species within any remaining cancer cells, killing them.” “This system that can make cancer cells glow is like giving the surgeon an extra pair of eyes,” said Olena...

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